As a homeowner, you always want your home to feel as comfortable and accommodating as possible. When the warm weather of spring and summer arrive, this means that you want your home to feel nice and cool in spite of the heat outside. However, if you find that your home is feeling warmer than you would like it, there are many potential causes of these problems. Get to know some of the potential causes of your overly warm home and what you can do about them so you can get your home as cool and comfortable as possible going forward into the rest of the spring and summer seasons.
Leaks In Or Around Windows
Your home's windows are high on the list of areas that could potentially let in the most heat during the spring and summer. There are numerous ways that this can occur. If you have older windows in your home, they may not have as many panes or layers of glass as newer windows. Single pane windows, in particular, are highly inefficient when it comes to energy transfers.
Newer windows, on the other hand, are almost exclusively double- or triple-paned and therefore, prevent more thermal energy from transferring. Other problems with your windows could include faulty seals and settling
Your Air Conditioning Is Having Issues
Of course, another major factor in whether your home remains cool or not is your air conditioning system. The first step to take when determining if your air conditioner is the problem is to remove and change the air filter. A clogged or overly dirty air filter can throw your entire system out of sync and could be the cause of your warm home.
The next step is to clean your air conditioner and the area around it, making sure to clean both the inside and outside air conditioning units. Debris can sometimes get into the fans (especially outside) and slow or block their rotation. Dust and smaller debris can also cause problems with your air conditioner's functionality if left in the system for too long.
If none of these methods seem to do the trick or your air conditioner is blowing warm or hot air, the next step will be to contact an AC repair contractor to come out and take a look at your air conditioning unit. With any luck, the problem will be quick and easy for you to resolve.
With these potential issues and solutions in mind, you can be sure that you are doing everything you can to deal with your overly warm house so you can feel comfortable in your home again as soon as possible.